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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

We're Deckin'; We're Donnin; We're Fa La La-in...

In about three hours about 30 neighbors will descend upon us.  We're hosting our neighborhood Christmas party. It's almost 50° and it's raining, but the temp is supposed to drop like a stone later tonight.   The house is decorated, inside and out.  The bathrooms are clean, and  I've been cooking since yesterday -- made a variety of small sandwiches; spanokopita; baked brie with pears, walnuts and raisins; shrimp salad; the ubiquitous bread bowl dip; veggies; a huge platter of chicken tenders; meatballs, and smoked turkey and smoked ham on mini pumpkin muffins.  Everyone is bringing desserts...  :)

I wish each and everyone of you could join us.

And now, I need to put my feet up for a bit.  Blessings.

16 comments:

"Professor" M. said...

Dear Kathy -- It sounds like fun! For now, be "restive" so tonight you will be "festive"!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, you should be exhaused after cooking all that food. I did that one time in our neighborhood and was so tired I thought I was going to die after it was over. Blessings on your and I'm sure your guests will have a very good time.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

That menu for your Christmas party sounds absolutely delicious. Wish I could be there or at least sample the goodies via the internet. Sounds like you have been super busy. Enjoy your party then take a well deserved break and relax.

jane said...

i wish i could join you too. have a wonderful time! (i know i don´t have to tell you that;))
xxx

vanillabeanbaker said...

Wow, that's a lot of people to host in your home but I'm sure, like your heart, your home will more than accommodate everyone.
Have a wonderful gathering Kathy :)

p.s. Would love it if you had a little bit of that brie and pear for me! LOL

Purple Flowers said...

Goodness, I wish I lived closer; I would crash your party. Well, maybe not crash it because I would bring cream puffs!
Enjoy and have fun!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---when is dinner????? I'll be there... Sounds delicious... You have really been busy. Glad your weather isn't as bad as ours is today. We are very cold and snowy here. I'm sitting here watching it snow!!!! Have a roaring fire in the fireplace --and watching a football game on TV... Life is GOOD ---as long as I'm inside!!!!! ha

Have fun... I know you will.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lena said...

that sounds like it will be one heck of a party!!

Wish I was closer so I could come!

Tracy said...

Oh Kathy,
I hope you have a marvelous time! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures this eveing...I'm sory I wasn't able to attend :)

Cheryl said...

I'm SO glad I was there. Your exterior decorations were about the most beautiful I've seen. Your house was beautiful. I'll be full from all the food for hours. Thank you so much for including me.

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful. I wish I had that kind of neighborhood!

Jay said...

I'll be there! ;-)

Jules said...

Spanikopita??? How dare you tease. Happy Holidays Kathy!!

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a wonderful party. I hope you had fun, as well.

Happyone :-) said...

Yummy! Everything sounds so good. Hope all had a great time. :-)

Bilbo said...

Sounds like it was a great party! If you are bothered by excessive leftovers, feel free to mail them to me ... you have the address!